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Technology acquisition strategy in an internationally competitive environment

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  • Lanctot, Aldor
  • Swan, K. Scott
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    This research empirically examines the technology strategies of multinational firms operating in the US market. The findings suggest that external reliance on product and process technologies has a negative impact on firm success. Furthermore, geographic distance between key activities moderates the role of technology strategy on international firm success. Also, the complementary assets, dominance of the product design, and the degree of appropriability have a direct impact on firm performance.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of International Management.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 187-215

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:intman:v:6:y:2000:i:3:p:187-215

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    Keywords: Technology acquisition strategy Internationally competitive environment Sourcing strategy;

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    Cited by:
    1. Allred, Brent B. & Swan, K. Scott, 2004. "Contextual influences on international subsidiaries' product technology strategy," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 259-286.
    2. Parente, Ronaldo C. & Baack, Daniel W. & Hahn, Eugene D., 2011. "The effect of supply chain integration, modular production, and cultural distance on new product development: A dynamic capabilities approach," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 278-290.
    3. Kotabe, Masaaki & Jiang, Crystal Xiangwen & Murray, Janet Y., 2011. "Managerial ties, knowledge acquisition, realized absorptive capacity and new product market performance of emerging multinational companies: A case of China," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 166-176, April.

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